Joewell is a brand of hair scissors from the Japanese company Tokosha. Founded by Toyosaku Inoue in 1917, Tokosha started out manufacturing surgical instruments and only began making hairdressing scissors in 1921. Since that year was also the year of the rooster in Japan, Tokosha took an image of a rooster, or "Niwatori", as the trademark for its range of what were then called "barber scissors".
During the 50s and 60s, Tokosha developed a range of scissors for the demanding Japanese barber market that included the AAA-30 which became the best-selling pair of hairdressing scissors ever in Japan. Exports of this model led to the eventual formation of the Joewell brand in 1977 to market Tokosha's scissors to the European and American hair and beauty industry.
In the early days, Joewell scissors became popular with teachers at the Vidal Sassoon School for their high quality that enabled the creation of precise hair styles. From there Joewell grew until today it is one of the top brands of Japanese scissors.
Heavier, but beautifully balanced blades with a bamboo-leaf shape make the straight-handled NB excellent for slicing and for precision cutting on thicker hair.
Available in 5, 5.5 or 6 inches.
Great value, high quality scissors. Ideal for those stepping up from a basic student or apprenticeship scissor.
Available in 3 sizes: 5, 5.5 or 6 inches.
Rubber-coated handles for super-smooth feel and protection from nickel allergies.
Available in 5.75 inches only.
Cobalt steel, convex blades and a dry bearing screw system combine in one sophisticated scissor design that was 90 years in the making.
Available in 5.7 inches only.
Titanium-coated, cobalt steel scissors with ultra-sharp sword blades, an innovative dry bearing and a choice of even or offset handles.
Also in pink-gold-coated offset version with pink cubic zirconia on screw cover and finger rest.
Available 5.5 inches (silver, even), or 5.75 inches (gold, offset).
Award-winning scissors made from powder metal to give them unparalleled durability, strength and rust resistance with sculpted handles for incredible comfort.
Available with Straight or Offset handles in 5, 5.5 or 6 inches.
Combines the silky smooth action of Joewell's dry bearing screw system with convex blades and semi-offset handles, to give you premium scissor quality at an entry-level price.
Comes in 5.25 or 5.75 inches.
Beautiful, steel blue scissors with rubber-coated, semi-offset handles and a choice of flat or adjustable tension screws.
Available in 5.25 or 5.75 inches with a flat screw, or 5.5 or 6.0 inches with the adjustable screw.
Entry-level Joewell scissors with all the innovative features of the Joewell FX but at an affordable price.
Sizes available: 5.25 or 5.75 inches in Silver or Black.
Slim and lightweight scissors with offset handles and a removable finger rest.
Available in 5.5 or 6.0 inches.
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